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Relying solely on digital storage is not a great idea for me.  I don’t know about you, but I have this feeling of anxiety whenever I save something important in my computer or even in hard drives, USB’s and CDs.  Technology is ever changing and before we know it, these storage devices would become like floppy disks and diskettes–obsolete and not accessible.

That’s why whenever I need to take down something very important, I write it down (I always keep a handy dandy notebook and pen)–like important events, random great ideas, quotes I read from books, etc.  As for my photos, I want them tangible.  I print the good ones and keep them in nice boxes or even turn them into a collage.  Call me old-fashioned but I know I won’t regret doing these now because in the future, I can always look back on the good memories.

For a sentimental person like me, I’m got really excited when I found out about PixaRoll–a photo printing kiosk in your hands!

So what’s PixaRoll and what makes this app awesome?

PixaRoll allows you to upload your smartphone photos and have them printed into lasting memories for your family and friends! Just select your photos, select recipient, pay and you are done! Delivering smiles has never been that fun!

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And to my fellow Filipinos, rejoice! PixaRoll is launching the app globally and its first world tour launch is in the Philippines! To know more about PixaRoll Philippines, visit and like them on facebook. Don’t forget to share their page with your friends because PixaRoll is also giving a discount once they hit 1,000 page likes! Yay! So give this app a try and make memories last 🙂

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I couldn’t believe I didn’t post a single entry in the month of March, my birthday month.  I’ve been busy with client works and personal projects.  I must admit, last month was pretty exhausting–not physically but purely mentally.  I felt that my brain’s lacking in creative inspiration and is hungry for new ideas, so I have to feed it.  I need to take a time off from work.

Good thing, my friends and I planned a trekking and surfing trip in Baler, Aurora.  And I must say, I came back rejuvenated and ready to share with you my summer experience.  Baler is known for its perfect waves that surfers dig but it’s more than just a surfing site.

Baler Waves

Baler Waves

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Last Glimpse of 2012

Last Glimpse of 2012

Happy 2013 world!  How did you celebrate your new year? I welcomed the new year by taking a “goodbye photo”.

I’m getting back into photography this year so I started off with this photo which I took a few minutes after the clock struck 12.  The moon will set sooner so I thought of capturing its beauty before it leaves to remind me how awesome my year 2012 was.  It has been a good year for me and I have a feeling that 2013 will be better.

Because of my undying love for Disney, here I am posting again about it.  I stumbled upon this blog by a graphic design student named Jirka (Yir-ka).  He specializes in photo manipulation and by using this skill and his vision, he was able to create ‘real life’ portraits of Disney princesses.

I will not be posting everything here so you better check out his other works in his blog.  Here are my favorites:

In “The Little Mermaid”, I reckon Ariel is just sixteen and I loved how Jirka was able to make the real life version young and playful–exactly like what I also envisioned.

The sleeping beauty, Princess Aurora.  Very 1950’s, realistic and Claudia Schiffer-ish!

One of the prettiest princesses (in real life) for me.  I would also love to see her in her majestic transformation, I bet she’d look stunning!

The very sexy Princess Jasmine, my personal favorite princess.  The version is absolutely spot on! She kinda looks like a Kardashian.

The nature lover Pocahontas.  She freakishly does look a lot like the animated version!

The cutest princess ever, Amanda Seyfried, Rapunzel of Tangled! Jirka made a good job in this one.  He was able to capture the fun-loving side of this princess 🙂

Want to see more princess (and even Ursula)? Click here.

Remember my post about those short films made for EF-Live the Language campaign?  Well, someone from the EF Team informed me that they have a new installment of 3 more films (Sydney, Vancouver and L.A.)!

Live the language – Sydney from EF Intl. Language Centers on Vimeo.

Live the language – Vancouver from EF Intl. Language Centers on Vimeo.

Live the language – Los Angeles from EF Intl. Language Centers on Vimeo.

These films were created by the same team:

Director: Gustav Johansson

Director of Photography: Niklas Johansson

Typography: Alvin Holmqvist

for more details about the team, you better check out this link.

This team of creative minds never failed to take my breath away and actually inspired me to travel the world.  For a two-minute video,  I was able to view the city, get to know the culture (not to mention the fashion), and even learn the language.  I also loved how they were able to inject a bit of love story in some of the films.

These shorts are indeed entertaining and educational at the same time. Good job! Bravo!

To see all the short films/commercials for the EF campaign, visit their website here and their vimeo page here.

I do not clean my room regularly but when I have the free time, I do major cleaning.  And my most favorite part of this “cleaning process” is arranging my stuff in order.  I arrange my books alphabetically, clothes by color and shoes by frequency of use.  Organizing could be tedious and tiring but what joy I feel once I’m done!  Seeing everything in order makes my room like a museum where every part and corner of it looks like a piece of art.

No, I do not have OCD but I bet this artist has this “artistic disorder”:

Usus Wehrli released his books, Tidying Up Art (2003) and More Tidying Up Art (2007), wherein he tidied up abstract paintings by famous artists.  And recently, this Swiss experimental artist released a new book entitled “The Art of Clean Up”.  This time, he rearranged everyday chaotic sceneries and images by sorting them by shapes, sizes and colors.

If you’re OCD enough, you’ll notice one car that is not in its proper place.  

I love the colors of this one:

And my favorite:

More photos from the source

Two For the Road is a photoblog that experiments with a pair of photographs (from two different photographers), that have the same visual similarities, thus, resulting to amazing photo diptychs.  To know more about this experiment, visit their site here.

If you have some interesting photos to share, you can submit your works to their flickr group.  Who knows, your photo might get paired with another photo from a photographer across the earth!